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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. oakland city leaders, battling a big jump in a crime. today -- they're laying out new strategies. all this, as the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year -- have seemingly failed. now for a look at the most recent crime statistics out of oakland. 119 murders this year -- that's up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes -- up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies -- a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries -- a jump of 44- precent. >> reporter: there 2012 policies did not work. the is what they've been saying, so the want to do two things, there were to contract out public safety experts that ephod crime in the los angeles, detroit, what advice to take and what approach to take. second,
there would to neighborhood policing with five different areas. two of them in the east oakland area with captions on each one with crime-fighting specializing in their area. >> we have to do something. what we did last year does not seem to be working. and i think that this presents the best opportunity. >> we have to work with the resources that we have. that is warm will take a look at weather or not we can do 'smart'better and we are asking for the neighborhood to join those neighborhood safety group's third we're making a double down the safety commitment. >> reporter: police work will cost them one quarter of $1 million. unlikely. they also spoke of community policing and volunteer work with more details coming up
at a six pm reporting live in oakland, j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> an early morning call for help leads to a rare homicide in an east bay city.that happens to be linked to an officer involved shooting kron4's haaziq madyun that officers found themselves in a dangerous situation. >> "it is clear that the subject was armed" >> reporter: it happened just after 3am thursday morning here at the diablo pointe apartment complex on creekside drive in walnut creeka woman makes a frantic 9-1-1 call >> "there was screaming in the background" >> reporter: within minutes walknut creek police officers arrive on the scenecaptain tim schultz picks it up from there >> "they confronted one armed subject inside of an apartment, they were forced to shoot that individual and that individual was pronounced dead at the scene" >> reporter: a neighbor describes being awakened by the comotion. >> "i heard several gun shots, anywhere from 8 to 10 gun shots" >> reporter: investigators confirmed that the deceased
is a male subjectbut are not releasing his identity at this timenor are they discussing his connection to the woman who made the 9-1-1 call >> "i do know that but i am not releasing that information until the investigation is completed" >> reporter: walnut creek police officials say a joint investigation including their department and the contra costa county d.a.'s office is now underwaythe contra costa county district attorney's office. crime lab is handling the forensic evidence collected at the scenein what happens to be is walnut creeks first homicide of the year.in walnut creek haaziq madyun kron4news >> we are following developing news tonight with the fiscal cliff. g-o-p senators say they will meet with president barack obama tomorrow. this as members of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect.
an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out
a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like here. many -- people will end up in a storefront, like this. dan kerman takes the story from there. >> the legal high is 36%, some are even add 400% because this is such an extraordinary amount of interest, they would never be able to even touch the principle. >> reporter: without admitting to any wrong going check 'n go.. will start to
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shots" kron4news he was 78. >> the antioch city park may look like this now, but soon it will be getting a facelift. arsonists set the toddler section of the park on fire back in september, and since then, the group take-back-antioch set out to raise money to rebuild it. the estimated cost is 250- thousand and they had to come up with the 10-percent deductible. they met their goal in 3 months. the community raised 85-hundred frazer donated 2-thousand, and p-g&e threw in 14- thousand 5-hundred. the park was renovated back in 2006 by p-g&e volunteers. since then many people bring their children out to play. once the tot-lot is rebuilt, they're hoping better lighting and a motion activated camera will be installed. p-g-and-e crews finished capping a gas leak in brentwood today. 3 families on allbrook drive had to relocate for a few hours wednesday night. while the leak source of the leak was found. which turned out to be a break in a plastic 2-inch gas main no one was hurt.
there is still no word on what caused that crash jacqueline, these storms. >> yes, of we are looking at a moan with the sun going down the rainfall is returning to earth we're looking at the moon. tclouds hovering. that band approaching the coast will be moving in for tomorrow. the clause could increase with a morning low temperatures at 5:00 a.m. and once those clouds will push in it could get a bit warmer. the rainfall will be approaching the north bay coast but the ball will remain coming in that later. but the bulk of that rainfall. we will continue
with these showers but look at how quickly they are moving inland. midnight, of rain through the livermore valley. and a bit of a break and other areas but the rainfall will return and continue saturday morning. we will as you cold temperatures associated with this system coming up. in san rafael. a car wreck here you can see live look after nearly a week of heavy flurries. kron 4's charles clifford has a look at the road and ski conditions. >> reporter: for the first time in days, caltrans has lifted chain restrictions for drivers along interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra, let's take a look at a couple cameras. this is interstate 80 near the donner summit, pretty much smooth sailing here today. the roadway is clear, but lot's of snow off to the the sides. check out this guy, sledding down the hill. now, a few miles away same story at the donner lake
interchange. last night traffic was a parking lot here but things are looking good today. this is a view from along highway 267 at the northstar exit. things looking good here as well. in south lake tahoe, same story. the roads are looking. this is a view from highway 50 at meyers. now, as for the skiing. all around the lake tahoe area, the ski resorts are reporting new snow and excellent conditions. this is a view thursday afternoon from squaw valley. squaw says they have recieved 9 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. 29" inches since monday. to the south, this is a view from kirkwood which has received 6" in the past 24hours. finally, the sierra avalanche center has downgraded it's avalanche advisory for the tahoe area from considerable to moderate. they say naturally occurring avalanches are unlikely but that human caused avalanches are still a danger. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> if you think conditions are bad in the sierra -- just wait until you see what's happening in some parts of the u.s. a look at that --- and the resulting massive post- holiday flight mess -- tonight at 5-30. but first, this situation *not helping those airport
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airlines boeing 737 departing long island, new york this morning veered off course just seconds after pushing away from the gate. listen to what the pilot told the control tower >> we just made your day very exciting. at least ours is off the taxiway into the grass here. police say the >> reporter: flight with 129 passengers and five crew members on board was heading from islip to tampa this morning. the plane ended up stuck in the mud. here's more of the transmission between the pilots and the tower. just after it happened. we are >> going to have to deplane the people and get something in here to tow the aircraft back on the pavement. ok so i'm on the phone right now with fire rescue and they are going to take a ride out there. i'll just close here for now and i'll just take everyone around the long way. it's no big deal. let assistance. ok thank you. >> reporter: the airline says maintenance crews are working to move the aircraft and evaluate it looking into what happened. >> we started backing out of the gate and you know we're right on time, everything was going nice and smooth we're cleared for takeoff, as soon we say clear for takeoff the next thing you know, you feel the brakes got hit, you feel yourself get pushed back and forth and then the next thing you know we're listing to port >> reporter: side. southwest airlines says no one was hurt and the passengers were taken off the plane and boarded another jet to their final destination. >> tense moments in a sacramento mall. a fight sending shoppers running frantically for the doors.
>> a wave of panic came running across the mall as shoppers scurried away from the chaos that began at the food court. >> "terrifying. it was the scariest moment i've ever had in my life." >> reporter: police say it all began when a fistfight got out of control, drawing in at least 20 juveniles. >> "he swung at one of the dudes. they started fighting and then all the groups jumped in, and they all started fighting." >> reporter: gabby miller says even after police and mall security jumped in, some of the teens kept fighting. >> "the police caught, maybe, three of them, and then they all came over here towards the pretzel place and did it a second time." >> reporter: that's when several people inside the mall heard what they thought were gunshots. >> "we all heard it 'cause everybody was coming to see the second fight." >> reporter: not everyone. most shoppers were just trying to get away while store employees tried to figure out what was hearing. >> "something similar to gunshots. we don't know if there was actually gunshots, but it did sound like shots." >> reporter: police now say they've ruled out any gunfire. they believe the sounds of large signs falling over may have led people to report shots fired. >> "you start thinking the worst thing that can
possibly happen, like i just imagined someone with a gun or just someone coming into the store and threatening us." >> "we hid behind a jewelry counter at macy's, and then i was finally like, we need about to get shot behind a jewelry counter." >> "i immediately called my mom and just wanted to talk to her, just in case." >> reporter: even after it was all over, and the mall reopened, it was hard for many to catch their breath. >> "you just never know what could happen at any time." >> that was loni rivera reporting. >> jacqueline: taking a look we will see some rainfall for tomorrow. drier conditions expected on saturday. and towards it said it is live look at a satellite clear skies but some clouds are approaching the coast. the tail end of this system is pushing towards the coast as we go towards tomorrow. this will
halt cooling and temperatures will be back up into the 40's. and even the low 50s as the revo approaches. rainfall approachesy 6:00 p.m., we will see that rainfall continuing. with showers and getting along the san mateo coast. it is pressed along the east bay short and even the north-bay by 9. some showers will could be lingering by saturday by a 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. is one that rainfall will taper off. the time frame of this will start tomorrow by 2:00 p.m. however, we did see the bulk of rainfall go through the evening. of rainfall totals not that impressive with this system where it is
expected to be the heaviest. it will bring a blast of cold air. locally, 3,000 ft. but most of it will be passing through before the snow levels have gone down. likely will not see a lot of accumulation. temperatures? chilly tomorrow to start your but these will be by 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m. and it will warm up with increasing with clouds. low 50s for the most part but some places will still be in the 40's for napa, the san rafeal. and a serious. tomorrow, quite cold but not quite cold. we
>> grant: a private picture posted by facebook founder mark zuckerberg's sister on her personal facebook profile has been leaked. a facebook marketing director saw the photo and then posted it to her twitter account. for her more than 40- thousand followers to see. zuckerberg's sister, randi, tweeted at the facebook director. saying her picture was meant for friends only. and later said she could see the photo because they shared a mutual friend. many people are reacting to randi zuckerberg. and what some say are hard to navigate facebook privacy settings. including on our facebook page. ...kim says" love it! only way policy will get changed is if people who create policy are affected negatively!" .....lisa says "i hate how facebook is now. all my friends and their friends are all going to see that i made a comment on this post. are all going to see that i made a comment on this post. it issofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt.
>> grant: the time to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff -- is running out for law-makers. automatic tax hikes -- and steep government spending cuts, could be just around the corner. kron4's justine waldman is tracking the developments in washington. with many law-makers still on holiday vacation. and kron4 political analyst michael yaki is also here. we'll get his take on where things stand - next at 5-30!
(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> grant: now at 5-30. the "fiscal cliff" deadline is five days away. and there is no deal in sight to avoid automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. tonight - our poltical analyst michael yaki is here to break it down for us. but first - kron 4's justine waldman is stading- by to get us up to date on what is happening.justine. >> we have just learned that on friday, congressional
leaders will meet with the president to discuss the fiscal cliff standoff. there is no legislation pending in either the house or the senate to avoid going over the cliff. and the converstations about it. continue to be confrontational. time is running out to reach an agreement to aviod the fiscal cliff. if there's no deal, taxes will go up and spending will be slashed. some warn that combination could spark another recession. with no deal in sight, president obama left hawaii and returned to the white house. his team disputed reports that the president is sending lawmakers a scaled- down plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the u-s senate is back in session. democratic leader harry reid. took aim at the house of represenatives for not ending its vacation early. >> i can't imagine their conscious. they're out wherever they are around the country and we're here trying to get something done. >> late thursday.the house decided it will return to washington on sunday evening. a spokesperson for house speaker john boehner responded that reid should "talk less and legislate
more." the biggest divide continues to be taxes. democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making 250- thousand dollars or more a year. many republicans remain against any tax increases. >> rep. steven latourette (ohio): nobody is willing to pull the trigger. everybody wants to play the blame game. this blame game is about to put us over the edge. >> some say a scenario that could play out is allowing tax increases to take effect on january 1st. then on the 3rd when the new congress is sworn in, lawmakers can vote to cut taxes. >> grant: joining us now, our poltical analyst micahel yaki. to you think that it is a feasible scenario? >> i think that it is pretty likely we have a speaker of
the house right now... >> grant: what do think that means for the people's taxes? worker their retroactively put those in place? >> the payroll taxes will be given oa and gone there will beo op-first. however, the markets are going to think that by the first of january they might not go on this roller coaster ride. today, you saw the market's responding by going up and
down, it drastically. if the market will respond aggressively, then people are going to hit a " to yes " button the. because people to not want to get a blame if the of the economy goes into the toilet. office of mitch mcconnell but he spoke with other items what they did not speak about the fiscal cliff? >> they spoke with they spoke at each other at the pulpit for blaming each other for what is going on there. this really is what is what the blame game is talking about what the problem is that the american people are concerned. there are a lot of other business that the congress has not dawned that the fiscal cliff is taking up a lot of room what men. the congress has not-to-dawn with unemployment benefits. and what congress has not done-
and if the fiscal cliff is taking up too much brentwood. even with that band with, they're not going forward they're taking up too much -- bandwidth. >> grant: if you'd like to connect with michael -- you can follow him on "at- yaki-blog." >> grant: former president george h-w bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital tonight. the bush camps is remaining mostly silent -- providing no details today about his medical condition. mister bush -- who is 88- year-old. was hospitalized last month for a nasty cough related to bronchitis. he is now said to have developed a stubbord fever that rose earlier this week. the good news is he's alert and talking to doctors. >> the debate over gun control and the fallout from the n-r-a comments continue. national rifle association president david keene is speaking out today.nearly two weeks after the connecticut school massacre. n-r-a executive vice president wayne lapierre
first addressed the issue last friday.calling for armed officers in all u-s schools. lapierre blamed recent mass shootings on poor oversight of the mentally ill, violent t-v shows, movies and video games.among ofther things. today keene responded to the backlash over lapierre's suggestions on school security. >> when wayne lapeer spoke about a week ago, he suggested that what has to happen and what should happen is that in every school district, administrators, teachers and parents should sit down and ask what's needed to protect the students in that school. some of them will want police officers there. others of them will want private security guards. there may be some places they want volunteers to do it. we're willing to work with everybody on those questions. but the fact is that is not a crazy suggestion. >> reporter: keene's comments come one day after a new york newspaper posted an on-line map of gun-owners in the area.using information that's publicly available. keene says a registry like that is a road map for criminals looking for guns.
a new gallup poll shows a majority of americans support stricter gun laws, but only to a certain extent. 58-percent of americans polled say they support stricter gun laws -- that's up from 43-percent in october 20-11. 51 percent are against banning assault rifles. kron4 tonight -- tracking the powerful winter storm -- still hitting parts of the u-s. and causing major travel headaches throughout the holidays. that storm -- which caused blizzard-like conditions in the midwest--- is now on the move. i'm here in the kron-4 weather center with jacqueline bennet. that looks like it is going to the east? >> jacqueline: if this still impacting the northeast states with delays associated with flights at jfk, la guardia and newark
still snow showers over vermont and new hampshire. it has slowly diminished however, we are still seeing some winter advisories to the north east fishkill still experience of flight delays at the jfk, la guardia and newark. a winter storm warning for the entire state of maine. with 1.5 a feed the associated. feet of snowfall-with 1.5! with another 12 hours. >> grant: the severe winter storms in parts of the u-s had manyed payne has the story -- including one airline pilot -- who made a personal apology to his passengers. >> reporter: airports are packed with people trying to get "somewhere." more than 17-hundred flights were canceled wednesday and today
might not be much better with snow, freezing rain and strong winds battering the northeast. and it's causing a domino effect across the country. a pilot on a flight sitting for hours in dallas waiting to depart for las vegas told passengers this: there ar >> "it's beyond reproach. i have no words to tell you. to tell you how sorry i am for all of this. passengers >> in atlanta are trying to keep their cool as they wait for word on their flights. >> you can't change it. take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. the best thing is to think about the purpose of the trip so you're not so upset. getting >> getting around on the ground isn't any easier. motorists in indianapolis had to deal with white out conditions. the indiana pacers postponed their game against the chicago bulls because of the severe weather in indianapolis. the dangerous conditions in carmel, north of indianapolis, didn't stop this motorist from venturing out on the roads. they're >> they are slick in spots.
the marvelous overpasses in carmel are a little icy. the >> reporter: white christmas in little rock, arkansas was a record breaker. the nine inches of snow that fell on christmas day broke an 86-year-old- record. i'm ed payne reporting. >> grant: part of that storm slammed the gulf coast earlier this week. a tornado in alabama on christmas day was caught on camera. check out this surveillance video from a walgreens store. it shows the twister from two different angles. you can see sparks from power lines and transformers and the twister moves two vehicles around. the national weather service says the tornado that hit mobile was an e-f- 2, meaning it had winds up to 135 miles-per-hour. it says the twister was six- miles long and 200 yards wide. a tornado also ripped through this walgreen's in side. take a look of this
wind the winwe are hearing that it is in e f 2 135 m.p.h., 6 mi. long and 200 yds wide. let us take a look of the bay bridge. if the fast- track moving pretty smoothly. however, not so fast if you are paying cash. walnut creek, the 680 interchange. typical congestion. with plenty of cars on the roadways....
>> now for today's market update. stocks end the day down. but word that house reublicans would re-convene on sunday in an effort to hammer out a last-minute budget deal.erased early trading deficits. on wall street. the dow finished the day down 18- points. it was at one point during the session down 150. >> the nasdaq lost four points. and the s-and-p 500 dropped roughly two points. new home sales jumped in november to the highest level in more than two years. the u.s. government is reporting an increase last month rose 4-point-4-percent compared to october. it's the strongest pace of new home sales since april of 20-10 the increase is due to a combination of near-record low mortgage rates, lower unemployment numbers and a drop in foreclosures -- that in turn has lifted home prices.
ford is creating more than two - thousand jobs at new plants in southeast michigan. the car-maker announced it's investing more than 773 million dollars on new equipment and production capacity in a half-dozen facilities. it's all part of ford's plan to add 12-thousand hourly jobs in the u-s and invest more than six-billion dollars in u-s plants, by the year 2015. >> the clouds will be increasing. >> jacqueline: that could even have the temperatures warming with the rainfall tomorrow afternoon and a lingering towards a saturday morning. sunday, temperatures are going to be several degrees warmer. getting back into the mid '50s. the satellite and radar with mostly clear skies. mostly sunshine with the clouds will be increasing at this hour. mostly clear for the overnight hour. overnight, this band of rainfall approaching the coast. with rainfall associated year the coast but i think that it could press onshore. by 8:00 a.m., it will be increasing
as we go for the afternoon of the rainfall will start on the north bay coast. and it could start to push back by 6:00 p.m. there is one computer model showing that it is largely off store. however, i gave that we could see a bit of rainfall in the bay area tomorrow. this cool front approaching the san mateo coast and pressing through the north bay. it will increase by nine through hayward, fremont at quick moving and also south of the golden gate and by 4:00 p.m. the rain will largely be tapering off with light green showers. and before things start to taper off with light--rainshowers. a look of the weather headlines with the time frame by 2:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. but it's our rainfall will be mainly between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. the rainfall totals and not that impressive. mainly light
rainfall and creek moving. bursts of modern rainfall but not that much. largely under one half-inch with one half inch possibly more near the coast and the higher terrain. the snowfall totals will drop of 3,000 ft., locally but that march will be pressing for a vote for that snowfall. not too much snowfall accumulation. pressing -- for that snowfall. that moisture will be pressing through before the snowfall. napa, fairfield, but temperatures are going to start to warm up by 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and we will see those relievo temperatures overnight ended generally by 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. highs tomorrow low 50s there some places will be in the upper 40's. the look of the sierras 1-3 in. and more a saturday morning with the light rain chance of rainfall. your local extended forecast with rainfall and saturday. a
drier conditions for the weekend and early next week. a bit warmer on monday with the chance of rainfall wednesday and thursday www.snowbomb.com there is some new snowfall to talk about with the sierra @ lake tahoe 7 in. of fresh powder york and north star, with one have snow and if you'd like to keep up-to-date on snowfall totals for www.snowbomb.com >> however 101 in the san jose looking decent. panda the same material bridge also looking good. headlights are east bound from foster city. stay with us, the 49ers update is coming up, next
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.kron four's jason appelbaum joins me now with the latest on defensive lineman justin jason >> smith was injured early in the second half of the new england game two sunday's ago.we didn't know the extent of the injury until >> now - which is that he has a partially torn tricep tendon near his left elbow .somewhat surprising to hear given coach harbaugh comments in which he downplayed the injury when asked if smith would be available for the seattle ended up missing r his nickname is cowboy >> of course, he did not end of the niners were blown out against seattle there however, those are a perfect example from the remarks the harbaugh perhaps like to just mess with the media or keep opponents guessing. and to give it back to justin's math. a losing justin smith
good it drastically hurt the team. clearly that is on the mind of every 49ers do not lose the super bowl. however, we are seeing just how valuable he is by watching a jim harbaugh ' as a team of play with our camera. >> and arizona is terrible as a perhaps an advantage >> it is the playoffs. they could not get a bi.. unless things go their way. >> jason, thank-you. and if by chance the 49ers lose and you need a way to brighten your spiritsthe bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve.
>> tonight at six. the surging crime problem in oakland. it was a deadly year in the city. with more than 100- homicides. rapes. robberies. and burglaries. also on the rise. >> mayor jean quan >> i do not have the resources i wanted to. half. >> reporter: now. oakland's mayor and police chief are taking a new approach to reverse the trend. and today they announced major changes tooakland mayor jean quan admitting that crime fighting policies in her city have failed over the past year. but with that mayor quan and police chief howard jodan vowed to put two new of all they plan on contracting out public dealt with crime in
cities like detroit, new york, and los angeles. >> those areas had a successful outcomes. >> reporter: second, they want to do neighborhood policingmeaning >> having accountability, so we can call particularly if we have a captains/lt. of responsible for a neighborhood. that is what we would like to do. >> reporter: they will divide the city into five sections with police captains in each. two of those sections will be in east oakland. some of these policies could be put into place hopefully as soon as the month of february. j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> grant: a woman makes a 9-1-1 for call for help that ends in a deadly confrontation between an armed man and walnut creek police. >> grant: the officer involved shooting took place on the 1400 block of creekside drive just after 3am thursday morning.no officers injured. the male who the officer shot died at the scene.the incident has rattled residents in the area.
the contra costa county >> i have been here for three years and i thought that walnut creek was one of the safest places. i never thought that it would happen, >> unbelievable. >> scary. this is right where i live. it happened just a few apartments down. >> everybody is really shaken up. they are in a state of shock. it never happens are around here. >> i walked out and saw the police tape and i thought that it was a joke. my wife commented that she does not feel safe >> grant: the contra costa county d.a.'s office is taking part in the officer involved shooting investigation.this is walnut creek's first homicide of the year >> prosecutors in nevada have filed charges against two u-c berkeley law studets accused of killing and decapitating an exotic bird at a las vegas resort. back in october. police arrested 24-year-old justin teixeira and twenty-four-
year-old eric cuellar. they say the two were seen laughing and throwing the body of a dead helmeted guineafowl. like the ones you see here. this was at the flamingo resort's wildlife habitat. today. teixeira was charged with felony killing of another person's animal and other torture and cruelty counts. cuellar was charged with engaging in animal creulty. both men are due in court in februrary. >> p-g-and-e crews finished capping a gas leak in brentwood today. 3 families on allbrook drive had to relocate for a few hours wednesday night. while the source of the leak was found. which turned out to be a break in a plastic 2-inch gas main no one was hurt. >> the community has raised enough money to rebuild a city park. >> reporter: this was burned
down. now, the toddler of antioch city park is going to be revamped. it was damaged by arsonists and the month of september. however, in the month of three mont, they raced to $25,000, with a 10% deductible needed for the insurance company requirement to help rebuild their and the local businesses and assemblyman jim frazier spent $2,000 and pg&e added 40,000 firefighter dollars. >> i never thought that this would be possible the outpouring of support from pg&e was unbelievable. >> it was renovated in 2006. paris recall what it was like before it was then. >> it was not safe for kids at all. >> they fixed it it was gorgeous it was fall, all the time. and did is really sad to see it like this now.
>> reporter: the group hopes to break ground and rebuild in about three months with the seasons change. in antioch, alecia reed, kron 4. >> grant: if you took out an online loan from check 'n go you could be due a refund of up to 46-hundred dollars kron 4's dan kerman is here to explain why. >> "check n go" is one of those storefront loan centers where those in dire circumstances can go get a loan if they are willing to rates. the problem is. they can't set any interest rate they like. the san francisco city attorney filed suit against check 'n go alleging it jacked up interest rates from the state's legal limit of 36-percent to as high as 400-percent >> we found that a check and go was not adhering to the california interest rates limits. and stephen porter and with out of state banks to partner and get around
those. we are going to work with people throughout the state to make sure that we get folks restitution that they deserve. >> reporter: the city has now reached a settlement with check n go. without admitting any wrongdoing check-n-go has agreed to refund up to 4.3 million dollars to californians who were overcharged when taking out online 4-month installment loans between november 2006 and june 2008. now grant here's the hitch. people only have 90 days to apply for this refund. and that 90 days begins tomorrow. >> grant: how much money can people expect to get back. >> depending on how much interest you were charged it could be anywhere from 20-dollars to 46-hundred dollars. now to find out if you qualify you can go to the website caloanrefund.org >> grant: dan kerman, thank you very much.
for the first time in days, caltrans has lifted chain restrictions for drivers along interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra, near lake tahoe. this is a look at interstate 80 thursday afternoon, near the donner summit, the roadway is clear, but lot's of snow off to the the sides. check out this guy, sledding down the hill. now, a few miles away same story at the donner lake interchange. last night traffic was a parking lot here but things are looking good today. this is a view from along highway 267 at the northstar. things looking clear here as well. to the south, same story. the roads are looking good. this is a view from highway 50 at meyers. here's another look from 50 at ski run, in south lake tahoe. now, as for the skiing. all the ski resorts around lake tahoe are reporting fresh snow and excellent conditions. this is a view thursday afternoon from squaw valley. squaw says they have recieved 9 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. 29" inches since monday. to the south, this is a view from kirkwood which has received 6" in the past 24hours.
and here's a couple pictures from heavenly, they say they've gotten 2" of new snow. finally, the sierra avalanche center has downgraded it's avalanche advisory for the tahoe area from considerable to moderate. they say naturally occurring avalanches are unlikely but that human caused avalanches are still a danger. >> reporter: charles clifford, kron 4. >> jacqueline: we caught a break from more rainfall could be expected tomorrow. this live look from a golden gate bridge this evening. slow traffic, clear skies and temperatures are dropping already. the cold air, cooler that this sitting overawes with the clear skies. 30's in vallejo, 45 and daly city, novato. and the 30's, overnight. however we will see rainfall will begin tomorrow afternoon. the
clouds overnight will keep temperatures from stain that cold for that long. the satellite & radar will be increasing. the temperatures will not stay--that cold cash-for that long. temperatures could it stay in the low 30's and '40's. the tail end of this system pushing towards the coast with rainfall and the timing it out just in a few moments. >> grant: the deadline to the fiscal cliff just 5 days away and politicians are cutting their holiday vacations short to take up the issue of tax cuts once more. we have the latest. a winter snow storm slamming the mideast and northwest! a look at weather that's keeping thousands of airline travelers stranded plus. a big brawl at the mall has shoppers running for safety! those stories and more ahead as kron 4 news at 6 continues.
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(screaming) 1that was the scene at a sacramento mall last night. after a huge brawl broke out between at least 20- teenagers and juveniles. shoppers running out in panic after police say a fist fight got way out of hand. police at one point locked down the mall. after they got reports of shots being fired. that turned out not to be the case. but some frightened customers weren't taking any chances.
>> you start thinking the worst thing that could possibly happen. i was making about of somebody with a gun or threatening us. >> we had behind the jewelry counter at macy's and final we said that we need to get out of here. >> grant: police say that falling down during the fight may have sounded like gun fire. at least four people were taken into custody. >> it was mostly sunny skies in san franicso. but elsewhere in the nation. people are dealing with heavy snow! a winter storm is dumping several inches of snow in the northeast and midwest. it's leaving thousands of passengers stranded, as airports across the region faced delays. according to tracking website flightaware-dot- com, more than 400 flights across the country have been canceled today because of the harsh winter weather. >> 5 days. that is all that remains before our economy falls off
the fiscal cliff. tonight we're learning congressional leaders will convene at the white house tomorrow for last-minute talks to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. kron 4's justine waldman has the latest. >> reporter: the economy is getting very close to falling off the fiscal cliff. though a last minute plan could be in the works. on friday, congressional leaders will meet with the president to discuss the standoff. obama and congressional democrats want a deal that would let tax rates rise for the wealthiest taxpayers. many republicans remain against any tax increases. the white house meeting would be the first time the president has huddled with all four leaders since november 16. the senate is back in session. majority leader harry reid is starting to sound pesimistic. >> "i have to be very honest. i don't know how it can happen now." >> reporter: the house is still on christmas break. but will meet sunday evening, a little more than 24 hours before the "fiscal
cliff" arrives. but it's not clear what legislation it might consider >> "hopefully there is still time. prevent economic crisis." >> reporter: and over the edge is just where the economy may go. im justine waldman for kron 4 news. >> michael yaki is joining us. right into the deadline, five days to go. late this afternoon president obama is going to be meeting with congressional leaders. and in the over one month what can we expect any progress? >> i do not think so. but it depends. if the president is going to lay out his plan which is if you stop the tax increases for people earning $250,000 and below. and also press of spending
cuts, later. let us just to get it done and keep calm however, if house speaker john peter cannot get his caucus to pass. how is it going to do it one of anything is above $250,000 wage earners? some people have no idea how they are going to get the fiscal cliff of boarding from happening. >> grant: do you think that there could be compromising? base certain amount of economic in,. >> i think that the president has offered some level of compromise. certainly he said to john boehner what is one half- million dollars and above. for tax increases. and that could be submitted to the senate and then go to the house. the question is that would john boehner allow a bill to go through the support of republicans. the
votes are there but john boehner might not allow that to go forward toward >> grant: leader his own republicans have not even voted on it when it was $1 million and above. it is difficult to see any type of compromise. many people like to see something done. >> it is business as usual for congress to wait in to the last minute. but this is the last, last minute. with just a few days left the dreary stripped down bill or kick the can down the road and see how quickly we can react. >> grant: could probably get a deal early january. thank you, michael. if you'd like to connect follow him on twitter -- his handle is "at-yaki-blog." >> jacqueline: the rainfall will return not that strong but we are still going to be
seeing rainfall for most of the bay area. clear skies leading to cold temperatures and increasing clouds tomorrow. that'll help warm things up a bit. drier weather and warmer temperatures will stay early next week. some cloud coverage approaching the north bay but if these moves, state temperatures are not going to be as nearly as cold as a what i expected. right now, we are looking at 30's were most of the bay area. as we take a whiter view of the satellite & radar. of a wide view, we can see the possible precipitation. ..
>> jacqueline: we will have some leverage showers to the north bay but also it could taper off. lingering. timeframe for this system by 2:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. on saturday but the bulk of the rainfall will be attending by saturday morning. rainfall totals will be less than one-half bench will be generally ending-by saturday morning. even cold with one half inch precipitation accumulation. most of of rainfall will press through with a light dusting, locally. release, is not going to be that big of a deal. for the rest of the weekend, saturday, sunday and monday, tuesday things will warm up into the upper 50s. we will have a chance
>> grant: take a look at this video. from oceanside. in northern san diego county. a water main break created a massive sinkhole. that almost swallowed a bus! here's a closer look at what happened. the water main broke early yesterday morning and sent thousands of gallons gushing through an neighborhood. water rose up to the top of wheel wells on some cars. as drivers tried to pass through. a witness says the driver of that bus was attempting to navigate the flooded street. and drove right into the hole. the driver was the only one on board. and he got out through the window. the bus was eventually pulled out. and the water shut off. 400-homes had to go the whole day without water. stay with us. we'll be right back.
(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news.just five days until the so called fiscal cliff. president barack obama has asked congressional leaders to convene at the white house friday for last-minute talks on a deal that avoids automatic tax increases and spending cuts. to some, this represent hope a deal can be reached before the new year. justine waldman kron 4 news. >> grant: >>this just in to the kron 4 news room schwarzkopf died of complications from pneumonia. he was known as
" storm in norman ". because of this explosive temper. he was 78 years old >> reporter: ira jean quan and police chief howard jordan and say that the 2012 policies of crime-fighting tactics did not work. they are vying for advice and also looking for neighborhood policing. oakland, jericho, kron 4 news. >> reporter: in oakland this mother that was shot on christmas eve in our own a church is recovering. 38 year-old maria cordoba shielded her children it also however stray bullets have the pressure at a 17 year-old to. i spoke to the mother and what she had to say. scott rates, oakland, kron 4. >> reporter: at the el
this diablo in walnut creek apartment complex leading to a fatality of an officer. >> there were forced to shoot an individual but tell there was associated with the officer. >> this is walnut creek first, side of the year. haazig madyun kron 4 >> reporter: and the san francisco with the in city attorney has announced a settlement with check ' go'.. instead of a charging illegally approved a 36% they work charging as much as ordered% interest. they could pay 4.3% restitution to the california borrowers. however, they only have 90 days to claim a refund in the san francisco, dan kerman, kron 4. >> reporter: antioch the
tiny tot section is going to be rebuilt within three months the city came together and raced $25,000. is a 10% deductible of the $350,000 needed the child ' as parents are happy about this broadcas progress-- toward alecia reed, kron 4. >> reporter: around lake tahoe they finally got a break with a break in the skies and caltran even lifted the tire chain laws but were in effect. this is of the donner lake interchange. just 24 hours ago this the same shot things are looking much better today. the sierra avalanche center reduced its avalanche advisory from " considerable ", to " moderate " to. charles
clifford, kron 4 terrace >> jacqueline: more rainfall, with clearer conditions. and the tail end of this system offshore. we see rainfall by tomorrow. the futurecast is showing cloudy skies but no rainfall of becoming an by 2:00 p.m. has would go towards it 6:00, that cold front. moderate rainfall over the north bay and offshore. pressin san mateo coast. the fed also, as it is an going to the east and to the south. south of the golden gate and the shower activity tapered off by 4:00 a.m. saturday morning. completely finished by 8:00 a.m., saturday morning. with a look at your extended forecast, rainfall continues but dry on the sunday, monday, tuesday. in fact, a little bit warmer next week. the chance of showers will return late
wednesday/early thursday gabe slate tech report tech i >> about a 60% of apostle received at least one key of court. it is expected that $1.7 billion worth of gift cards will not be used in 2013. that is crazy! wasted money, wasted gets. perhaps some people forget to store them or forget that they are in our wallets. they can become easily overlooked and lost in a show of what technology used to the rescue with great to use more phone applications to get the most. this is called " gyft' is free for android or apple devices. it will let you take your digital up load value and just hold of the gift card and to the bar code cashier will scanned
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romans and ali velshi with more top 10 business countdown >> number 10-- apple. the first year without steve jobs and a company that's trying to prove under a new c-e-o that it can still invent things we didn't even know we needed that we would buy faster than anything has technology before. number nine-- the u-s stock market. despite all those worries about the fiscal cliff and maybe slower growth in the u-s economy, the stock market has had a great year. too bad you missed out. the smart money has been in the market. the rest of us have been worried about the fiscal cliff. number eight-- facebook's i-p-o. hundreds of millions of people like facebook, but investors did not on its first day as a public company. trading glitches at the nasdaq and questions about the company's ability to make money on mobile users pummeled the stock, which has yet to climb its way back to its i-p-o price. number seven-- mother mayer. the new c-e-o of yahoo, who announced that she was just going to take a
two-week maternity leave as she tried to turn this company around. 37 years old, looks like a mother's touch was just exactly what yahoo needed. number six-- mother nature. an intense drought in the midwest that scorched the corn and soy crop, sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy? neighborhoods along the northeast swept away, millions without power and damages as high as 50- billion dollars, raising lots of questions about u-s infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. number five-- china. is china slowing or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 20-20, for sure by 20-30. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear it's both a competitor and a partner. number four-- europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far
from over. number three-- the housing market finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods. but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years, as long as they had a hefty down payment. number two-- the election. more than just about obama and romney. it was about socialism and capitalism. it was about spending and cutting, about what kind of role government should have in your life. number one is the fiscal cliff. lawmakers saw it coming but didn't bother to pay any attention to it until after the election. had they put politics aside and dealt with it earlier, who knows how strong the u- s economy would be right now?
>> jacqueline: often tends already 40's in vallejo, daly city 45 in pleasanton. get ready for a chilly night tonight but tomorrow the increased cloud coverage. we are seeing some high clouds with the extent of that high cloud coverage will determine how cold temperatures are going to get overnight. cold, with those of clear skies. if those clouds moved in, it could warm-up with a well- defined system cool front pressing towards the coast. it will ride by tomorrow. the futurecast by 8:00 a.m. increase with clouds. it will move in by 2:00 a.m. in the north bay. however, here comes the cool front. moderate over santa rosa, and started to press to the san mateo coast by eight.
this will be a quick moving system. heavy rainfall through napa and the midnight will press it south to the golden gate and the lingering. with residual shower activity by 4:00 a.m., saturday morning. the rainfall could be tapered off by 9:00 a.m. saturday morning. the bulk of the rainfall will be pressing through by 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. saturday. more moderate rainfall but accumulations are not going to be that great. slow moving. colder air that will drop snow levels at 3,000 ft., locally but most of the precipitation will be to the bay area before that happens. we could get a light dusting. at the higher elevations, locally. they looked at your extended forecast with a chilly start but dry conditions in store for saturday afternoon and sunday, monday, tuesday.
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smith the 49ers defensive lineman has a partial tricep tear of a tendon near his left elbow >> bowling green comes back. you will be back at the 1 yd line but score at 20-19. bowling green it takes the lead in after the sport and kicked a field goal. the spartans recover it is a huge play setting up this 1 yd play. san jose state that 15 yds behind rushing. but they won. that as what happened at the helm, 21-20, was a state is of a-2 their first victory however, not
so good for justice met. he has a partial tricep care of a tendon near his left elbow there were hoping that he could put off a surgeries sunday in seattle. playoffs. however, he is referred to as " the cowboy " and because if justin smith is out? >> we do not want to make any excuses so i think that it has in effect he is a great player. but i think that it is still our responsibility to get the job done. >> better news for vern did davis that just sustained a concussion. it makes me winds. he was cleared by two different doctors to resume in he could stay in thewic
and the non-contact test. if he does those two things, you'll be able to play on sunday. a big play on the seahawks' but they did not even play. sherman won the appeal as you can see from this photo he really did it sherman was suspended with testing positive for performance win nursing drugs. this blocked field goal also called kaepernick if that the suspension had been of help to would miss the playoffs until the super bowl. and >> terrell pryor corp. be possible in this starter. seymour however has been a
great to hamstring injury. his career with the raiders is probably over he is a free agent and a high priced at one at that. one of the good guys in the nba was fired today avery johnson was let go by the brooklyn they have lost head of the last 13 games. it they started nets. have been at a spiraled downward. no interim coach announced. johnson had a 60-116. he had played for the warriors once before. >> this is the ownerships decision this is what we talked ou and i spoke about this, before this is part of our business, fair, unfair and it does not matter >> untoward's affair is on hold on trade--fifth of andre---
wards issued a statement that it mri revealed a small tear in his shoulder. he could breast it or have surgery. he is hoping to get back into the ring sooner than later. if you have a question or comment? ask >> heg is goingar have toy get a lot a@to getk throughro. n.com wow it looks like things are going to be nice but as we take a look at our extended forecast. things will begin by 2:00 a.m. at a good start to taper off by 7:00 a.m.